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Beat Summer Brain Drain with Awesome 8

Book Review, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
Awesome 8: 50 Picture-Packed Top 8 Lists! by Jen Agresta & Sarah Wassner Flynn #nonfiction #kidlit | batchofbooks.com

Beat summer brain drain with nonfiction from National Geographic Kids and Animal Planet #kidlit | batchofbooks.com

Welcome to the third week of Beat Summer Brain Drain! I’m really excited to share this week’s book with you because my kids have loved reading it so much. It’s called Awesome 8: 50 Picture-Packed Top 8 Lists by Jen Agresta and Sarah Wassner Flynn from National Geographic Kids

 

Awesome 8: 50 Picture-Packed Top 8 Lists! by Jen Agresta & Sarah Wassner Flynn #nonfiction #kidlit | batchofbooks.com

Awesome 8: 50 Picture-Packed Top 8 Lists by Jen Agresta and Sarah Wassner Flynn

Age Range: 8 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Series: National Geographic Kids | Paperback: 112 pages | Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (May 3, 2016)

 

 

About Awesome 8

Curious kids who want to know the who/what/where of the coolest things on the planet will welcome this first book in an awesome new National Geographic Kids series. Every turn of the page presents a different theme and counts down the greatest of the great top 8 of its kind. For example: The Awesome 8 Coolest Coasters, Haughtiest Hotels, Wicked Water Slides, Perilous Predators, Remarkable Ruins, Weirdest Wonders, Swankiest Subways, and anything else you can imagine. It’s truly something you have to see to believe–which is why the entire list appears in photographs, layered with fun facts and insightful stories.

 

Find the Book

Amazon | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble

 

Our Thoughts on Awesome 8

Miss K Says

My favorite thing is the section on Dracula’s Castle. But it’s not actually Dracula’s Castle. They just made the legend up. It’s really cool!

 

Dena Says

Awesome 8 is a book of lists. If you like castles, there’s a list for that. If you like festivals, there’s a list for that. There are lists for the weirdest and funniest things you can imagine like toilets, expensive desserts, and waterslides. The authors picked fun and interesting topics to create their top 8 lists as well as all sorts of interesting facts along the way.

One of the things I like about this book is because the range of topic is so large, you can pick and choose what you want to read about. If something doesn’t interest you, skip to the next list, which will keep you captivated. Another thing I like is that lists aren’t restricted to a geographic area. Locations, animals, people, and experiences come from all over the world. You get a fun snapshot of other cultures and places, as well as your own.

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This is a total boredom-buster book. So if you’re going on a trip or just need something to occupy your kids, let them get absorbed in discovering eight amazing trains, crazy foods, or epic playgrounds.

Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 STARS

 

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